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post #1 of 106 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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How To replace the rear wiper blade- with pictures.

You will need to find the rear blade- Either dealer or ANCO.
I found this blade at Wal Mart. $4.57. $4.96 with tax.
ANCO 13 inch blade part 31-13

To remove the blade is quite easy- once you know what to push- and where to pull. Once I took it off- I put it back on and took it off several times.
I can now remove the blade assembly in about 10 seconds. Putting it back on another 10 seconds.
If youre drinking a beer(s)- well you know how that goes.

Remember- dont pull too hard on the wiper arm- last thing you want is to break it.
Youll want to place your finger in the approximate location my finger is as shown (Note those 2 bumps- those actually hold the wiper arm to this cover).



This is the underside of the same area..



What youre looking for is this small tab-- the one my finger is touching- its the release tab.


Press in the tab from the back-- at the same time with your other hand- grabbing the rubber blade and a bit of the metal assembly- push towards the passenger side of the vehicle-- the wiper arms pivot point.... this will release the wiper blade from the metal loop shown here.



Once you feel the blade assembly slide to the right you should then be able to pull the blade assembly away from you (towards the glass).
For 1st timers- you may want to slide it back and repeat the push tab method. You will eventually get to the point where you can pull it towards the glass and youll feel it separate from the arm. I suspect that if youre in snow country-- road salts may build up and make it seem that it hard to pull.
Below is a pic of the wiper arm- you can see how the wiper arm- slides into the hook.



To put on the new blade- reverse procedure.
push the assembly in- and slide to the left.
Once you get it off- I suggest you practice with the old one- click in- and remove.


new blade installed- and its 1st wipe- with washer fluid.



the new wiper sticks out just a little on the left side. not much--- but its a very good replacement.


misc comparison pics of the factory blade assembly and the ANCO





if you decide to change the rubber blade ONLY--- you would have to squeeze these metal tabs



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Re: How To replace the rear wiper blade- with pictures.

Wanted to say- thanks to Quantum- for leading me to the ANCO blades availability at Wal Mart.

They were well stocked- a good 8 of them on the hook.

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Nice write-up!

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Re: How To replace the rear wiper blade- with pictures.

I'm still switching just the blade part and not even removing it from the housing. I'm using 13 inch blades but I'm trimming that little extra bit off of the blade to stay at the OEM size.

I want them to design a 13 rainX flex blade for the back.

I put the flex blades on my fiancee's Vue we just bought and it was 100% better then the stock ones "which were new even" that would drag across the glass all the time.

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Great how-to pics. Since I have yet to ever turn my rear wiper on I probably won't have to use the information. It is nice to be retired, you can stay home when the weather is bad enough to get the rear window dirty.

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rbarrios!! You ARE a Prince, my friend, Thanks for the great photos and how-to!!

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tried the wiper this morning-- nice clean-clear swipe
It appears the ANCO may do better over time- as the arms that hold the blade are wider-
On mine- after a while- the factory would leave smears towards the center--exactly where the little arms dont apply pressure on the blade.

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Thanks rbarrios! Just picked up the 13" rear window Anco wiper at Walmarrt today and it literally took less than a minute to swap out and only costs $4.57 plus tax.

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hehe-- looks like the GOld Mist Travs are getting new blades for the rear

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Wanted to say- thanks to Quantum- for leading me to the ANCO blades availability at Wal Mart.
Quantum did you ever post if this same ANCO blade is available at Walmart in Canada?

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